Muslim Influence Boosted by Expansion of Iran-Egypt Ties

A03691031.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Development of ties between Iran and Egypt would increase influence of Muslim world on the international scenes, an Iranian parliament presiding board member said here on Wednesday.

Speaking to FNA, Hamid Reza Haji Babayee voiced dissatisfaction with the status quo in Iran-Egypt relations, but meantime said that the ties between the two significant Muslim states have improved in recent months.

He said that growing ties between Tehran and Cairo would reduce challenges, cause proximity and solidarity among Muslim nations, increase influence of Islamic countries on international issues and reinvigorate the role of the Islamic Ummah (nation) in the Muslim world’s policy making process.

Asked about contingencies of Iran’s nuclear cooperation with Egypt, the legislator underlined the entire world nations’ right to access civilian nuclear technology, reminding that the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and other international rules and regulations entitle the Islamic Republic to nuclear cooperation with other world states, including such Muslim countries as Egypt.

He also cautioned that the US and certain European countries misuse differences among Islamic countries, and said that Israel takes every opportunity to use up any kind of difference and discord among Muslim states.

The lawmaker reiterated the need for solidarity among Islamic countries, and said that Muslims could play a more influential role in the international arena through unity, while discord and disunity of the Islamic Ummah would serve the interests of the aliens and enemies.

He also called on Muslims to defend the Islamic culture against enemy invasion, and mentioned, “Certain countries and enemies of Islam, assisted by the US, form groups to accuse the Muslim world of terrorism and human rights violation in a bid to defame and discredit Islam.”

“Companionship of Islamic countries, including Iran and Egypt, would, thus, defuse this plot and remove such suspicions and accusations,” Haji Babayee concluded.


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